Nothing is better than getting to photograph a friend’s son for his portrait session! I’ve known Jaden since he was a little guy and one of the ring bearers at his dad and step-mom’s wedding, well many years ago at this point! The Padia family has been one of the main cheerleaders for my business over the years and have helped my business grow in so many ways. And while life and raising kids keeps both our family and theirs very busy and a little out of touch, I still count them as good friends that I would absolutely do anything for! With that being said this was an easy task for me. Jaden just doesn’t take a bad photo! His smile is genuine and it was just unnatural to have him do anything but smile! I can’t believe this is his last year of high school! Enjoy his infectious smile and wish him and the Pomona Panthers Football team good luck at State!
Here are some of my favorite shots from Owen & Therese’s Mommy & Me shoot! What a cutie and look at all of that hair! Taking photos of six month old babies is my absolute favorite age to photograph! Why? Because they are just starting to sit up, you can still put them in cute containers, and most of them smile at just about anything! Pair that with a gorgeous mamma and it makes for one stinking cute photo-shoot!
I also really love it when a client returns to me after we photograph their wedding because I get to see how their family grows and sometimes it’s the only way we stay in contact because of hectic lives. So congrats again to Mike & Therese on their little bundle of joy!
Angie and Chris were some of my earliest clients and best supporters of my business over the years. It’s been 11 years since I took their last family photo!! Can you believe it? The last time all of the kids were just little ones… I remember because Jayden was 6. He held up six fingers in one of their photos. I’m not sure if it was because of his age or because the year was 2006. So my last photo of the day was recreating that photo. This time Jayden held up a 7… because he’s 17 and it’s 2017! Crazy how time flies. I’m so happy I was able to finally photograph this family again!
One other item I want to mention is Chris is on the donor list waiting for a new kidney and pancreas. There is a fund set up on Go Fund me to help with the medical costs and they are also hoping a live donor might be a match for him. If you would like to donate to their fund please go here:
or if you are interested in being considered for a live donor https://www.uchealth.org/services/transplant-services/living-donation/ Once there, you just click “Become A Living Donor” and it will ask you several questions from there. One very important piece it will ask is your “donor type.” You want to do “named recipient” and then enter in Chris’s information, be sure to spell his last name right Padia (No L’s!) His birthday is 7-1-1974. From there, you are asked several questions and to give some information about yourself.
- The entire process is kept confidential. Chris and Angie will not know who is going through the process until there is a perfect match. That is the only time we are told any names of possible donors.
- All testing and transplant will go through our insurance, so no need to worry about the financial end of it.
- Donors must be age 18 or older.
- Any blood type is encouraged to start the process
Thanks for considering helping out an amazing family!
Just received this baby announcement in the mail from a family that I photographed this Spring! I always love it when the family send me their photo announcement, holiday card, etc. with the photos I took on it. It makes my heart happy to see they are just excited about their images as I am!
Here is another one of my favorite families that I have been photographing for quite a while! I started with their engagement portraits, then their wedding and now through four children! The time has flown by because it feels like I just did their wedding! Jillian informed me that this baby is their last one (but who knows they make adorable children) so this might be my last newborn session with them! What a cute little monkey to welcome into this world! Here’s to many more years of fun, cute family photos!
This month I got to meet a very strong lady named Roksolana who has traveled to Colorado all the way from the Ukraine to battle cancer. She signed up with a foundation that I am donating my services through called the Magic Hour Foundation which provides free photography for those who are or have battled cancer and would like to have some wonderful photos done of themselves with or without family. This is my first shoot with them and I had a great experience. Until cancer is eradicated I hope that I can bring a little joy into the lives of the people battling this horrible disease. To view the blog post on Magic Hour’s website go here: https://magichour.org/roksolana-colorado/
So my family and I took a trip down to Gunnison, Colorado this weekend to see a good friend of ours graduate from college! It was a great excuse to get out of town, see some friends, and try out our new pop-up camper! Since we work from home one of the fun things we like to do is to get out and enjoy nature on our days off and this gave us the perfect opportunity before our crazy busy Summer season! It was great seeing Scotty “Big Guns” finally get his diploma! I won’t mention his age, but he took the long route to getting it and we’re so happy for him and the opportunities this will bring for his family! Way to go Scott!
Also this became somewhat of a working vacation for me as well as the Myhr’s next door neighbors The Anderson’s took advantage of the Mother’s Day special I was running and had me do portraits of their family along with their newborn baby! Super adorable baby and awesome family… who also helped us in the search for our dog that got lost the day of graduation as well! Long story made short Guinness decided that he needed to check out the neighborhood, but luckily game back and was sitting on the back porch of the Myhr’s home the next morning before we had to leave! Whew! So enjoy some of my favorite images from their session below! And congrats to both families!
Just finished up on going through the orders from our yearly preschool shoot at the All Precious Children Preschool in Arvada. As of this year I’ve been photographing this preschool for ten years! A decade of smiling children’s faces. My own son attends the preschool now as well and we love it! A small school with really amazing teachers. Just another reason I really love Spring!
Since our old Blog is still up I thought I would share a link to it in case anyone cares to look back in the old archives at anything. This blog dates from 2005 – til around 2012 or so… right up to when I had my first child! And then I took a little hiatus from blogging until I started up my new website and blog that you are now visiting! I was still working, but just couldn’t seem to find the time to blog! But I’m back! Trying to document all of the work we do to share with you amazing people! So if you want to see how far we’ve come in the past 12 years on the web check it out –
Welcome to our brand new website and blog where I will be sharing a lot of sneak peaks from our photo sessions!
Just finished this fun portrait session with Rebecca and her son Hayden. Families come in all sizes big or small and all of them need portraits! Look at this beautiful warm day that we had in February of all months! Very excited to share some of my favorites from this session!